Friday, April 1, 2016


The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the Ilocos will launch itsstakeholders network dubbed ‘NIA Communication Advocacy Network’ in April.

Engineer John Celeste, NIA regional manager, said the activity aims to strengthen NIA’s public relations  through the establishment of stakeholders network which is part of the NIA national strategic plan.

“It is our fervent desire that the public will be pertinently informed of various updates in the field of irrigation management,” Celeste said.

Celeste is confident that the participation of stakeholders composed of tri-media  representatives,  line agencies and civic organizations concerned will provide an avenue where best practices of stakeholders will be shared in an  objective and professional manner to attain positive results for the common good.

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) primarily responsible for irrigation development in the Philippines. It was created under Republic Act (RA) 3601 on June 22, 1963. Its charter was later amended by Presidential Decree (PD) 552 on  September 11, 1974 and PD 1702 on July 17 1980, both increasing its capitalization and broadening its authority.  # Source - (MCA/ Venus May H. Sarmiento/PIA-1Pangasinan).

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